(Peru) Shipibo Indian woman with face paintings in a village on the Ucayali river. The Shipibo community consists of about people. Presently, Shipibo people speak Spanish, along with their native language.
In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.
Tattooing the faces of young women is a tradition in Myanmar. Beautiful girls from villages in the Chin state had their faces tattooed in order to taint their beauty and stop men from other tribes and kingdoms from taking them away and forcing them.